upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

Khadija Shariff

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2006 Art and Change Grant – $2,500

Khadija will work with young girls, age 6-9, from the Moremi Sisterhood of Patriot Queens at the Ijoba Shule to create designs for and silkscreen Kangas, design-imprinted Swahili cloths used for spreading political and social messages. The girls will create a skit based on discussions of African proverbs and poems, which will be printed on the Kangas. The teachings will focus on the importance of mothers of communities, of political movements, of the arts, negating popular stereotypes that disregard the importance of black women. This focus on mothers coincides with the On Our Mother's Shoulders event Khadija is co-organizing to honor the artistic and activist work of Mama Charlotte O'Neal and Mama Sonia Sanchez. Local activists and poets will gather and perform alongside and in honor of these women. The Kangas and poems created will be presented to the women, and offered as gifts to young people at the United African Community Center in Tanzania created by Mama Charlotte and her husband, Pete O'Neal.


Leeway grant?

Leeway Transformation Award

The Transformation Award provides unrestricted annual awards of $15,000 to women and trans* artists and cultural producers living in Greater Philadelphia who create art for social change and have done so for the past five years or more, demonstrating a long-term commitment to social change work. [read more]

deadline 05/15
Upcoming events
09/232:00 pm - 3:00 pm

I’m Afraid Of Men Book Reading and Q&A

Vivek Shraya will read and answer questions about her new book, I’m Afraid of Men, co-presented by Asian Arts Initiative, Leeway Foundation, City of Philadelphia Office of Immigrant Affairs, and City of Philadelphia Office of LGBTQ Affairs.

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10/0510:45 am - 12:00 pm

RELEASE: Art in the Context of Gender Justice & Mass Incarceration

Leeway will facilitate an interactive workshop and panel discussion on gender justice and the role that art has in decarceration activism as a part of Philadelphia FIGHT's Beyond The Walls Prison Reform Summit.

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